Equipment

When multi-day trekking, a heavy rucksack will slow you down, be physically too demanding and can quickly drain your morale and energy! 

The trick in multi-day lightweight trekking, in particular, is to carry the minimum and to make sure that what you do carry is light, effective and what you really need!

Lightweight trekking gear can be very expensive and for your Multi-Day Trek we aim to provide quality items for you to use without having to buy them. Moreover, this is a great way to try out gear before you do buy your own and learn how to make your future multi-day trekking experiences less arduous by informed gear choice and use.

 

What do you need and what do we provide?

Depending on whether you are on a Multi-Day Trek or a Single Day Trek, there are different requirements for the kit you will need. Please see the below to help you prepare for your trek:

MSR tent pitched up high in the Cairngorms at sunset

Multi-Day Treks

We provide all you will need for your Multi-Day Trek except for your clothes, waterproof jackets, trousers, boots and very personal items. Please see the kit list.

We change our gear on a regular basis to make sure it is up to date and in excellent condition. 

  • Lightweight four season tent.
  • Down sleeping bag with silk liner.
  • High quality sleeping mat.
  • Down pillow.
  • Lightweight mountain trekking rucksack with waterproof cover.
  • Cooking stoves, pans and gas.
  • Collapsible lightweight eating/drinking bowl and a spork.
  • Water filter.
  • All nutrition including hot dehydrated meals each evening.
  • Hot drinks.
  • Latrine trowels, toilet paper and wipes.
  • Midge net head cover.
  • Head torch.
  • Whistle.
  • Microfibre towel. 
  • Dry bags.
  • Compass and map if wanted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Single Day Treks

On our Day Mountain Treks we provide hot drinks, emergency survival bags, and group safety gear.  You will need to provide your personal clothing and gear including the items listed on the Single Day Trek Kit List. This is to ensure your trek is comfortable, but most importantly, safe.

Bivy Treks

 
 

On our Bivy Treks we provide hot drinks, quality bivy bags, and group safety gear.  You will need to provide your personal clothing and gear including the items on the Bivy Trek Kit List. This is to ensure your trek is comfortable, but most importantly, safe.

• Lightweight Waterproof Bivvy Bag

• Midge Net

• Tarp

• Cooking Stove and Accessories

• Evening Meal 

• Hot Drinks

• Cup and Spork

• Map and Compass

• Whistle

• Water Filtration System

• First Aid Kit

• Safety Equipment

• Toilet Trowel

• Lightweight Micro-Towel

• Foam Sit Mat

 

Multi-Day Treks

We provide all you will need for your Multi-Day Trek except for your clothes, waterproof jackets, trousers, boots and very personal items. Please see the kit list.

We change our gear on a regular basis to make sure it is up to date and in excellent condition. 

  • Lightweight four season tent.
  • Down sleeping bag with silk liner.
  • High quality sleeping mat.
  • Down pillow.
  • Lightweight mountain trekking rucksack with waterproof cover.
  • Cooking stoves, pans and gas.
  • Collapsible lightweight eating/drinking bowl and a spork.
  • Water filter.
  • All nutrition including hot dehydrated meals each evening.
  • Hot drinks.
  • Latrine trowels, toilet paper and wipes.
  • Midge net head cover.
  • Head torch.
  • Whistle.
  • Microfibre towel. 
  • Dry bags.
  • Compass and map if wanted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Single Day Treks

On our Day Mountain Treks we provide hot drinks, emergency survival bags, and group safety gear.  You will need to provide your personal clothing and gear including the items listed on the Single Day Trek Kit List. This is to ensure your trek is comfortable, but most importantly, safe.

Bivy Treks

 
 

On our Bivy Treks we provide hot drinks, quality bivy bags, and group safety gear.  You will need to provide your personal clothing and gear including the items on the Bivy Trek Kit List. This is to ensure your trek is comfortable, but most importantly, safe.

• Lightweight Waterproof Bivvy Bag

• Midge Net

• Tarp

• Cooking Stove and Accessories

• Evening Meal 

• Hot Drinks

• Cup and Spork

• Map and Compass

• Whistle

• Water Filtration System

• First Aid Kit

• Safety Equipment

• Toilet Trowel

• Lightweight Micro-Towel

• Foam Sit Mat

 

Where can you buy the gear you need?

If you need to purchase gear before a trek, we can help advise and guide dependent on your requirements. We highly recommend Ultralight Outdoor Gear as an online ‘one-stop-shop’ for all equipment needs. If you are already in Aviemore or Braemar, we can recommend Cairngorm/Braemar Mountain Sports where the staff will help to ensure you are appropriately clothed for the conditions of the Cairngorms.

*Ethical Down Usage

Our down-filled sleeping bags from Rab use responsibly sourced European down that does not involve the live-plucking or force-feeding of birds. Find out more about ethical down in the outdoor industry here.

If using down is an issue for you, please contact us to discuss options for your trek.